Rapper Machine Gun Kelly‘s latest tour stop at Omaha, Nebraska, experienced a low point before his performance on the stage.
MGK, who is currently engaged to actress and model Megan Fox, has spent most of this year touring in support of his new album “Mainstream Sellout.” He has delighted fans by singing Platinum-certified hits, including “I Think I’m Okay,” “Bad Things,” and “Home.”
Most of the shows have been held without a hitch, but others were marred by regrettable circumstances, such as when a fan touched him inappropriately while he was playing at a concert in Portland, Oregon. The singer of “Bloody Valentine” has now faced another unfortunate incident as an unidentified person vandalized one of his buses while on tour in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Tour Bus Got Vandalized
According to reports from TMZ, MGK’s tour visit to Nebraska was blighted by an incident involving his tour bus being defaced with lewd graphics and a homophobic slur.
The incident took place on Thursday, right before the artist was scheduled to perform at CHI Health Center Omaha, Omaha. Two days before, he had played at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and everything had gone off without a hitch.
Online images revealed that the “Emo Girl” singer’s red bus had been defaced, with the words “Rap Devil F—-t” written in yellow paint on one side and an illustration of a giant penis ejaculating on the other. TMZ further reported that the vehicle was “tagged while it was parked on a curb downtown.”
There was no confirmation as to whether anyone was inside the bus when the crime occurred and no reports that bystanders observed the unidentified perpetrator in the vicinity.
Machine Gun Kelly’s Team Reported The Attack
Although no physical violence was involved, MGK’s team clearly took the situation seriously, considering they reported the act to the police. According to Page Six, the local authorities are investigating the incident after receiving the information but have yet to make any arrests.
“An official report was made, and that will get assigned to a detective for a follow-up,” a spokesman for the Omaha police department told the publication.
The spokesman reported that all the spray paint had been wiped off the body of the tour bus after the authorities had taken the necessary pictures. He said that there “was no permanent damage” done to the vehicle while restoring it to its normal condition.
Charges Could Be Filed
It is unknown at this moment if charges will be brought against the person if apprehended by the police. However, Page Six was informed by a police spokesman that it would be up to the leasing bus service, Russell Coach Company, to make that decision.
“Technically, since they own the vehicle, it would be up to them whether they want to press charges or not,” the officer said. “When the case gets assigned to one of our detectives, they will contact Russel Coach Company, and if they choose to decline to press charges, the case would not be investigated any further. “
MGK seemed unfazed by the incident as he still took to the stage to perform that night. Blink-22 drummer Travis Baker and MGK’s “Emo” single collaborator, Willow, also featured during the concert and put up exhilarating performances.
MGK Called Out The Defacer On Social Media
MGK took to his Instagram story to address the incident, using the opportunity to diss the anonymous defacer.
“You’re so dumb,” he said on the social media platform. “You spray painted a bus thinking it was my bus. Wrong bus, you f–kin’ idiot. Do the first part of the crime right.”
The singer showed off his tour bus lineup on Wednesday on his Instagram Stories. “Taking the power rangers to OMAHA,” he captioned the clip as he recorded a series of parked tour buses painted in yellow, red, green, and blue.
On August 6, MGK will perform at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, Utah, as the next stop on his Mainstream sell-out tour. In the following days, he would also head to the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado, and the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.
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